Below, I will be announcing the winners of the coveted "Sprockies", a celebration of all the cinematic things that passed my eyes in the last twelve months or so.
Bear in mind I haven't seen all the year's films, so this will be purely subjective and largely unfounded. And may (will) contain swearing and crude wordings.
Without further ado:
The "most near-the-knuckle, potentially offensive but ultimately fucking hilarious and surprisingly powerful comedy" award goes to:
The "labyrinthine but ultimately predictable plot strangely doesn't detract from visually, sonically and actor-ily brilliant film" award goes to:
The "looked like a shitty kid-flick but was actually a rousing and engaging adventure for all the family (I said 'a rousing', not 'arousing')" award goes to:
The "pure, visceral cinematic joy in spite of slightly contradictory message and tonal discrepancy with source material" award goes to:
The "predictably awesome" award goes to:
The "see? blockbuster thrillers don't have to be brainless" award goes to:
The "nerd-gasmic sugar-rush" award goes to:
The obligatory, yet deserved award for "probably the best film of the year" goes to:
The "better actress than most twice her age" award goes to:
The Sprocket for "Best Crazy Acting-Face Man" goes to:
The "nerd fantasy" award is shared between:
The "uncomfortable man-crush" award is shared by:
The "waste of screen-space" award is shared by:
The "most hilariously clunky exposition" award goes to the bit in the tent in:
The "worst film I actually sat through" award goes to:
The "film I quite liked, but everyone else thought was bum-chunder" award goes to:
These awards were voted for by members of the exclusive Intermittent Sprocket Academy of Motion Picture Arse. If you disagree, get your own movie blog, you fairy!
HERE'S TO NEXT YEAR!